5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Dollywood.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip website.

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in October, Pigeon Forge is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Museums · Wineries
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 25th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg sightseeing planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, then stroll through Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, then take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, then pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Gatlinburg. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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